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Table 3 Intra- and postoperative complications after autologous bone harvesting

From: Autogenous bone grafts in oral implantology—is it still a “gold standard”? A consecutive review of 279 patients with 456 clinical procedures

Postoperative complications %/procedures (N)
At donor sitea  
 Wound infection 2.6% (8/300)
At recipient siteb  
 Soft tissue dehiscence 6.3% (24/378)
 Wound infection 5.8% (22/378)
 Graft exposure 5.5% (21/378)
 Maxillary sinusitis 0.5% (2/378)
 Hemorrhage 0.26% (1/378)
Nerve disturbance  
 Temporary hypoesthesia mental nerve after grafting from ramus mandible 10.5% (11/104)
 Temporary hypoesthesia lingual nerve after grafting from ramus mandible 2.8% (3/104)
 Temporary hypoesthesia mental/lingual nerve after grafting from symphysis mandible 0%
 Temporary hypoesthesia infraorbital nervec 2.6% (6/225)
Sinus membrane perforationc 4.8% (11/225)
  1. a N refers to the total number of donor sites (N = 300)
  2. b N refers to the total number of recipient sites (N = 378)
  3. c N refers to the total number of the surgical approaches in the maxilla (N = 225)